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Common Craft videos - technology
The videos may surprise you. They're short and simple. They use paper cut-outs. They cover subjects "in Plain English." But lurking under the simple surface are lessons that have been crafted with great care. Despite their fun and lighthearted style, they take explanation seriously. Topics include technology, money, society, and green. 

New Media
New Media is a library guide developed by Madison College. New Media "is primarily electronic communication through computers and mobile devices [i.e cell phones, smart phones, PDA's] that provide information and/or sharing capabilities between users that often have a defined personal, educational or recreational objective. New media is ever-changing and expanding and continuously offers new options for teaching and communicating." Madison College New Media Committee.

Badgerlink Tutorials
Find information on resources for Badgerlink including webinars, training and tutorials, videos, etc. You may need your public library card to access the databases.

Pubmed Tutorials
Find NLM tutorials about Pubmed including searching, MESH, and My NCBI.

Tutorial Portal, Ebling library, UW Madison
Find links to tutorials Some of the tutorials shown are for databases in which you need a paid subscription.


Environmental Health and Toxicology

Toxicology Tutorials through NLM (National Library of Medicine)

Guides, Tutorials, and Quick Link



Ebling library, UW Madison, Game and Simulation Portal

Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health Discovery Game



CDC TV: Brief videos about topics such as hand hygiene, flu, antibiotics, outbreaks, and immunizations.

Cleveland Clinic: Videos, Webcasts, and Podcasts.

Mayo Clinic: Videos.

MedlinePlus: Interactive tutorials, anatomy videos, and surgery videos.


Downloads - Palm, Pocket PC, or Mobile Downloads

University of Iowa Pathology Laboratory Services Handbook
Includes detailed information on tests ordered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

PubMed for Handhelds
Search PubMed with screens designed for ease of use on a PDA.

National Library of Medicine Mobile: databases include Pubmed, MedlinePlus, AIDSinfo, Lactmed.

National Guideline Clearinghouse Mobile resources

NCBI Bookshelf
Handheld devise versions of NCBI Bookshelf books including:
* Blood Groups & Red Cell Antigens
* Clinical Methods: History, Physical & Laboratory Exams
* Genes & Disease
* Inflammatory Atherosclerosis
* Medical Microbiology

Epocrates Rx Download
Contains over 3,300 brand and generic drugs, including dosing, interactions, black box warnings, safety and monitoring, adverse reactions, pricing, and more.

Shots Childhood Immunization Schedule
Shots is a quick reference guide to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Details on each vaccine are available by clicking on the vaccine names.

Access a number of AIDS-related PDA applications, including the Antiretroviral Toxicity Tool, Guidelines, and a HIV/AIDS glossary.

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
WISER assists first responders in hazardous material incidents by providing a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance ID support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

This medical calculator provides you with 70 preprogrammed formulas that include specialties such as Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal.

Medical Eponyms
A list of 1,600 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node) with descriptions.

Mobile MedlinePlus
Mobile MedlinePlus includes a subset of content from the full Web site. It includes summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications.




EBM/Clinical Portal, Ebling Library, UW Madison
Please see EBM calculators and tools.

Health Care Calculators through MCW (Medical College of Wisconsin).

Health Check Tools through MedlinePlus.

Health Tools through Cleveland Clinic.

Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary through MedlinePlus.

Online Exhibitions & Digital Projects through NLM (National Library of Medicine).

Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.